Johnstone’s style is paired back, relying on subtle colors and textures to perform for themselves. Images vary markedly in their type: he shoots mainly fashion portraiture and still life for editorials, but his penchant for capturing misty, rugged landscapes and incidental moments is certainly not overlooked. A multi-storey ’70s residential house is drenched in pinkish sunset light, whilst a cloudy, melancholy coastline moment is captured at the top of a hill. Panes of colored glass are layered against shadowed body parts, and the pastel corner of a dilapidated building wall is balanced equally by its texture, color and shadow. It’s as if Johnstone’s photography is created almost purely for the viewer’s enjoyment; conveying moments of intimacy and ease.
All images © Jack Johnstone